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A sum total of the administrative or executive costs that relate to the management, conduct, or supervision of a business that are not attributable to any one particular product or department.

Expenses such as rent, taxes, insurance, lighting, heating, and other miscellaneous office expenses all fall under the category of overhead.


noun budget, business expenses, charges, cost, cost incurred, cost of living, current expenses, drain on resources, expenditures, expense, gennral expenses, liabilities, living expenses, money expended, operating expenses, outlay, payments, spendings, upkeep
Associated concepts: overhead expenses
See also: cost, expense, maintenance, upkeep
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Using the records from the previous year, fixed overhead costs can be determined easily.
Since the data points are ordered to measure actual, flexible budget based on actual inputs, flexible budget based on standard inputs allowed, and finally applied overhead costs, if the first number of the difference exceeds the second number the difference should be unfavorable.
Overhead costs not added to the purchased product price were allocated across products still manufactured at the original site.
However, the effect of non inclusion of the overhead cost for items like small tools and consumables on cost or time overrun, may not be the same as that which non or in adequate estimation of supervision costs or indirect personnel costs will have on cost or time overrun, because some project overhead items attract more costs than others and hence influence costs and delay in accordance with their magnitude.
In a fifth step, overhead costs must be calculated.
Graphic illustrations of the results concerning the methods of overhead cost estimation by the contractors questioned in 2004 are presented in Figs 1 and 2.
An empirical investigation of symptoms of obsolete costing systems and overhead cost structure, Managerial Auditing Journal 18(2): 81-89.
The second part of questions was established for companies' cost structure discovery and there was the main goal to find out the basic information about costs and their information resources (for example direct costs rate, overhead costs development in the time, overhead cost structure etc.).
213-225 Table 1: Basic methodology of cost calculation for estimating Selling price Prime costs Cost of production (model for feature-oriented estimating) Material costs Manufacturing costs Production material Direct labor costs Material overhead cost Machine-dependent production (allowance proportional to overhead costs (feature-oriented) production material) Residual production overhead costs (allowance proportional to direct labor costs) Special direct costs of production Administration- and sales overhead costs (allowance proportional to production costs) Special direct selling costs Profit margin (as a percentage of prime costs)
That's because the gross profit earned on the order simply equals your estimate of the direct overhead cost of processing the order.
This would overstate the cost of the operation because the period costs, fixed costs, and overhead costs would have already been absorbed in the original allocation.
(JNFL) will need 1.76 trillion yen in additional funds to cover overhead costs on top of the previously stated 2.14 trillion yen to build a nuclear reprocessing plant in the village of Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, electric power industry sources said Monday.